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Editorial: Tax Freedom Day doesn’t really help the pocketbook

April 11, 2014 It will happen this coming week. Americans will have to have their state and national tax returns filed by Tuesday. more »»

Speer: Giving has generational differences

April 11, 2014 Two times in the past week the topic of understanding the dynamics behind generational differences has come up in my world. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

April 11, 2014 Sanctuary visitors Q. A question asked is: "The Marine Sanctuary has many groups from out of town, such as researchers and divers, who stay and work on Lake Huron projects. more »»

Gray: A goal beyond the scale — an active life

April 11, 2014 I do not weigh myself very often. I use my clothes and my energy levels as a pretty simple gauge of where I am. more »»

Editorial: ACC’s expansion good for college and our region

April 10, 2014 There are many ways one can judge the economic health of a community. more »»

Fletcher: Ukraine likely to become part of Russia

April 8, 2014 First, let me explain that I am writing this column on April 1. more »»

Krawczak: Not everyone has to be like you

April 7, 2014 While you are reading this, I am in China. more »»

Editorial: State athletes thrill at Winter Olympics

April 6, 2014 Every four years, elite athletes from across the globe gather together to share their prodigious talent and skill with a world audience through friendly competition. more »»

Editorial: We need to show SkyWest we want them to stay

April 4, 2014 Emplanement numbers at airports the size of Alpena’s are like pieces of candy in a candy store to a small ki. more »»

Speer: Might we be headed toward con-con?

April 4, 2014 Could Michigan legislators be responsible for the calling of a national Constitutional Convention? Maybe yes. Maybe no. more »»

Editorial: Camp announcement creates chain reaction of election activities

April 3, 2014 Remember the board game Mouse Trap? You spend time building a contraption and once constructed, you start a ball rolling from its top. more »»

Fletcher: NLRB ruling creates transparency

April 1, 2014 Just this past week the National Labor Relations Board made a ruling that will change the landscape of college football for years to com. more »»

Stutzman: Building the tower of your life

March 31, 2014 People say your life experiences build character and the more experiences you have the more solid and grounded your character will be. more »»

Editorial: Keeping snowmobile route a progressive move by city

March 28, 2014 It would appear snowmobiling in part of Alpena’s city limits will become permanent. more »»

Speer: Like a cruel April Fool’s Day prank

March 28, 2014 Back when I was a young reporter covering news out of Martins Ferry, Ohio, for my newspaper I remember a page one photograph I took of a freakish April 1 dusting of snow. more »»

Murch: Hoping March’s misery doesn’t continue

March 28, 2014 April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. more »»

Questions, Anyone?

March 28, 2014 Besser House Q. A reader wondered, "What are some of the architectural features of the Besser House at 232 S. First Avenue in Alpena, and does it have historical recognition?" A. more »»

Editorial: City manager decision shows the process works

March 27, 2014 Democracy in action is a beautiful thing. Tuesday we were reminded of that from a Rogers City council meeting in which Joe Hefele was selected as a part-time city manager. more »»

Fletcher: Residency factor in retirement locations

March 25, 2014 Quite a long time ago, I attended a seminar about making profits. more »»

Krawczak: Removing those unwanted stigmas

March 24, 2014 I was in a city with a population of about 125,000 people last weekend. My hotel was a little further from downtown than I had hoped so I ended up taking several taxi ride. more »»



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